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Australian Badass Sets Speed Record for Climbing Tallest Mountain on Every Continent

Four years after enduring an accident that nearly left him paralysed, Australian mountaineer Steve Plain is now the fastest person to reach the top of the tallest mountain on each of the world’s seven continents, shattering the previous record by eight days. Read More >>

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The Technology it Takes to Climb Mount Everest

More people might be climbing the 8,848 metres that make up Mount Everest in the Himalayas, but that doesn’t mean it’s getting any easier. However, for anyone who decides to make the trip to Nepal in order to attempt it, the good news is that the kit you’ll want to take with you is getting a lot better. It’s a fact that Rupert Jones-Warner knows only too well. Read More >>

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Keep a Clean Pair of Pants Nearby Before Watching This Daredevil Mountain Climber

Scaling a sheer cliff face like climber Liu Yongbang does in China takes incredible strength, unparalleled determination, and the ability to completely block out thoughts of falling hundreds of feet to your demise. He may have the courage to tackle something like this, but odds are you’re going to want to keep a clean pair of pants nearby before watching this terrifying footage. [YouTube] Read More >>

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Man Plunges From 800ft Cliff and Lives to Tell the Tale

As any fan of the Claims Direct adverts will know, even slipping off of a ladder can be life-threatening. To somehow be able to come away from a fall from an 800ft cliff face and manage to survive with only relatively minor injuries is nothing short of a miracle. Read More >>

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Google Maps’ New Mountain Summit Street View Lets You Peek Off the Peaks You’ll Never Climb

Face it, you're no mountaineer. Unless you are, in which case congrats. But for the rest of us, there'll be no mountain-top revelations to make our souls take flight. Not in real life anyway. But Google Map's new summit shots are the next best thing. Read More >>

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Always Wear a Helmet Cam When You’re Falling Down a Mountain

Mountain climbing can be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. It can be dangerous if you do know what you're doing. Mountaineer Mark Roberts knows this first hand after his terrifying tumble down Parsley Fern Lefthand Gully in Wales. If you thought mountain climbing was just slightly too scary to ever actually do, prepare to have your opinion reinforced. Read More >>

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Photographing Mountain Climbers Takes Balls—And Ladders—Of Steel

If you're a photographer who covers extreme athletes like mountain climbers and wants to capture a moment from a unique angle, you're probably willing to take some risks yourself. Like Corey Rich's use of an incredibly precarious folding ladder tethered to the near vertical side of a mountain. Here's to hoping he wasn't working for free for the experience. Read More >>